Join the Team!: Maternity Cover for our Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager!
May 23, 2018

Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager (Maternity Cover)

Department of Clinical Research

Salary:  £44,978 to £51,490 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 17 June 2018
Reference:  ITD-CRD-2018-12


We are seeking to appoint a Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager for the Disability & Eye Health Group for maternity cover.

The role holder provides leadership in the project, financial, administrative, and operational activities of the Disability & Eye Health Group (DEHG) consisting of approximately 50 staff and 25 PhD students (as of April 2018). The role holder line manages the Professional Services Team providing leadership and direction and advising on development opportunities; as well as presenting a forward facing role to existing and potential funders, collaborators, partners, and external institutions.

The post-holder will be a member of the Disability & Eye Health Group Leadership Team and works closely with the Group’s Directors in developing strategic planning and implementation, governance and accountability; management support across all the Group’s processes, including grant applications and research projects; management of local human resources, fundraising and financial requirements; and ensuring alignment with School, auditor and funder regulations.

Four key areas of the role are:

  • Project and finance management – lead the Professional Services team to project manage approx. 80 education and research projects/grants including the £14m Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium. Manage and monitor income and expenditure and develop project management tools and systems to successfully deliver on Funder and Group objectives;
  • Funder liaison – represent the Group and establish professional and positive relationships with multiple donors and stakeholders, liaising on funding opportunities and managing existing relationships effectively; 
  • Leadership & management – lead and manage the Professional Services Team in a matrix style, currently comprising of 8 staff, providing leadership and guidance and identifying areas of development;
  • Strategy management – review Group strategic and operational plans, and ensure their implementation in order to support the Group’s growth and success.

The post-holder will have a degree or equivalent, experience of the oversight, management and reporting of large budgets of over £3 million, significant senior level experience of financial management and reporting of large complex budgets, strong leadership and management skills, experience of operational and project management support within an academic institution. Further particulars are included in the job description.

Ideally, we would like the role holder to be available for at least one week between end of July – early August to conduct a handover.

This full-time post, based in London, is funded by various funders, including CBM, Sightsavers, Seeing is Believing and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust until 16th August 2019 and is available from 16th July 2018. Salary is on the Professional Support Grade 7 scale in the range £44,978 – £51,490 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at  The reference for this post is ITD-CRD-2018-12. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria.  Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

Further details:    Job Description